This is great idea - I only thought of it after I started using the tool. I'd even go so far as to say create a 99 cent listing and post it and then view it from your computer and/or your mobile. Even try to revise it, just to get the hang of it when there's no pressure.
That's a great idea! I would guess that in the next year, my listings will be entirely different in their appearance simply because I tweak something every time I view my own listings. It gives you a better overview, especially when you view it on an iPad or mobile.
Just MHO, but shots like this, with the item surrounded by white, look ungrounded to me, like the first paintings and sketches I did when I was first learning. We were always taught to put the items onto some solid object, for balance, perspective and grounding.
My pictures may not be awesome, but I like to use a plain old, matte finish Valentino suit bag as my background. I don't love the wrinkles in it, but I do think the object looks more grounded.
(Random picture chosen from my Photobucket album)
And one more...
I had never considered that aspect, but it rings true. I don't like a complicated background, but something to give it balance. Mine are taken on a tabletop (sort of) platform, but I used to use a black tabletop 3+ years go. I do like your table/set up.
Okay, I have one item for sale on EBay, it is a JM Weston pair of shoes model 423. The link is here:
There is currently one bid on the shoes but the buyer is in South Korea! My ad says shipping to: United States. The buyer has positive feedback but none for the past twelve months. Think it is a scam? Should I tell the guy to fly a kite? Tell him okay, but payment in advance? Not sure how to handle and any advice is appreciated.
Well, for starters, payments are always made in advance
Next, decide if you'd like to ship abroad. If you don't want to, prepare to cancel the bid. If you're open to it, research shipping costs to South Korea and be prepared to revise the invoice to allow him to pay (with his address) and the correct amount. I've often asked sellers if they'll ship to me even though their listing says US only. The vast majority of the time, they agree but often forget that I can't pay them until it lets me enter my foreign address.
Finally, he may be using a commercial proxy service. That means he'll pay using a US based address who will then forward his purchase to him and you would have never known he was in Korea unless you checked. I don't know of the risks, or whether there actually are any, associated with this.